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How to Make Green Tea Taste Good at Work

Are you tired of the lacklustre or bitter green tea from the office kitchen? Fear not! Brewing a delicious cup of green tea that’s both invigorating and flavourful doesn’t have to be a chore, even at work. With Billi UK’s innovative water systems, achieving the perfect brew is simpler than ever. Let’s explore how to elevate your green tea game at work.

How Do You Make Green Tea?

Before diving into the brewing process, understanding green tea can help in ensuring a better brew. Originating from the Camellia sinensis plant, the same as black and oolong teas, green tea stands out due to its minimal oxidation process, preserving its colour, delicate flavours, and high antioxidant content.

Green tea comes in many different varieties with several different brewing methods including matcha (powdered green tea), the many different loose-leaf varieties and convenient tea bags. For this guide, we’ll be focusing on the latter two options for office use but in general, the keys to a great-tasting cup lie in green tea temperature and the quality of leaves.

1. Selecting Your Green Tea

Loose Leaf vs. Tea Bags: For the best flavour, opt for high-quality loose-leaf teas. They allow water to flow through the leaves more effectively, extracting a range of flavours and aromas.

For loose-leaf teas you’ll need some extra equipment in the form of a strainer, infuser, or dedicated teapot, though brands offering larger pyramid tea bags can provide a similar benefit of increased water flow.

2. The Importance of Water Temperature

Green Tea Temperature: The optimal brewing temperature for green tea is between 80°C and 85°C. Boiling water can scorch the leaves, resulting in a bitter taste. This is where Billi’s precision comes into play – our systems can be customised to dispense water at the perfect temperature for green tea, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable cup every time.

3. Brewing Your Green Tea

How to Make Green Tea from Tea Bags or Loose Leaf: If you’re using a tea bag, ensure it’s of good quality. For loose-leaf tea, a teaspoon per cup is ideal. Steep for 2-3 minutes for the perfect balance of flavour.

4. Enhancing Your Green Tea

Flavour Add-ins: While high-quality leaves and water should already make for a tasty sip, for those not big on the base flavour or just looking to mix up their caffeine intake, consider adding a slice of lemon or a dash of honey to your green tea for an extra flavour boost.

Why Billi?

Billi’s Boiling Water Taps: Unlike traditional kettles that only boil, Billi’s taps allow you to set your desired temperature (between 80 and 98.5 degrees Celsius), ensuring you never burn your green tea leaves again. Our boiling, chilled, and sparkling water systems not only offer convenience but also a superior tea experience.

Billi systems come with integrated water filtration, ensuring that your green tea is brewed with tasty, clean water. This enhances the tea’s natural flavours and ensures your drink is as healthy as possible.

Less Bitterness with Billi UK

Making green tea taste good at work is easy with the right ingredients and the perfect water temperature. Billi UK’s innovative water systems offer a convenient and efficient solution to enjoy the perfect cup of green tea every time. Say goodbye to bitter, over-brewed cups and hello to refreshing, flavourful green tea by finding your perfect Billi system today.